From head to toe, bluefin tuna are nothing but muscle. When a bluefin unleashes that muscle against an angler half it's size, the result can be painful. Captain Joe Shute (captjoes.com) knows all about the pain, he targets bluefins off Cape Lookout, North Carolina in a 22-foot Parker. "I've seen a bluefin kick a big guy's ass in 15 minutes," he says. With all that power, there is no way a mere mortal can beat one of these giants. "Let the harness, rod, and drag do the work," Shute says. A big bluefin will drag Shute's small boat up to three miles from where the fish was hooked. "You have to make the fish earn every inch," he says. "If you try to fight them they'll kill you."